Vistaprint Offering 50% off Wedding Products!

 

Right now Vistaprint is offering 50% off wedding products! This includes Save the Date magnets, placecards, invitations, t-shirts and more! They are also including free photo uploads which is great because they usually charge $3.00 an upload. You can customize all your stationary and theme products with one look during this sale because most designs are available for all products. Here are some of the current deals:

 

Wedding Invitations: starting at $10.99 for 10

Save the Date Magnets: starting at $6.49 for 10

C0mplete Invitation Packages (5o invitation kits including RSVP cards, thank you cards, invitations and all envelopes): starting at $184.99

Table Seating Cards: starting at $14.99 for 250

 

The key word here is “starting at”…sometimes backside printing and other extras can add up so be careful and don’t be tempted by add-ons! Don’t worry about shipping. I have done the nonexpress shipping and it’s been here in 2 weeks at the most (hopefully for you too!).There are a ton more deals available too! Have fun browsing!

 

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Something Blue Bridal or Bridesmaid Earrings from 1SaleaDay for only $24.99!

 

 

If you are looking for your “something blue” or just want some really elegant earrings…you may want to head over to 1SaleaDay¬†to score these earrings! The earrings are only $24.99 and are regularly priced at $479.99!!!! That is 95% savings! They come in different colors so you can even order them to match your bridesmaid gowns and use them as bridesmaid gifts They are sterling silver with 1/10 carat diamond trim and 6 +- carat gemstone! They would look very sparkly and elegant for the big day! Hurry though! This sale ends at Midnight…YIKES!

 

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A.C Moore Bridal Deals for the Week of August 5th!

 

Finally the flyer and coupons are back! PHEW!!!

There is a great coupon this week at A.C. Moore! On Tuesday only you can score 50% off one regularly priced item. This is great for a big ticket item you have been waiting to purchase (I still am waiting for those percentages off sale and clearance item coupons…they are the best!). The rest of the week there is a coupon for 40% off one regularly priced item and hold onto the other 40% off one regularly priced item for next week (the dates differ). You can find the printable versions of these coupons here.

 

Here are the bridal deals at A.C. Moore for the week of August 5th:

 

  • Gildan White T-shirts, $1.99 (regularly $3.99) : This is a STOCK UP price!!! This is the lowest these shirts go (other lows run about $2.50). If you are making T-shirts for your wedding rehearsal or as gifts…STOCK UP NOW!!!!
  • Inkjet Transfer Paper, $6.99 (regularly $9.99): This would be great to pair with the T-shirt deal but you may be better off waiting for a 50% off coupon for this item but $3 off isn’t a bad deal if you need multiple packs.
  • Packaged Scrapbook Paper, 40% off: These papers can be used for programs and invitation backgrounds.
  • 18 oz. Solid Jar Candles, 3 for $10 (regularly $4.99): These can be used in centerpieces. You can choose scents that match your theme or color scheme. Guests would love to take these home at the end of the night!
  • Make n’ Mold Candy Wafers, $1.99 (regularly $2.49): This is an okay price. These can be used for favors or to make cake pops!
  • My Studio Craft Acrylic Paint, 33 cents (regularly 59 cents): This is a STOCK UP price!!!! These paints can be used for painting table numbers, aisle runners… you name it!
  • 25 count or 50 count Value Pack Cards and Envelopes in white, ivory and kraft, 50% off: This is a STOCK UP price! You can use these to make beautifully handpainted or stamped invitations (if you are handy with a printer you can work some magic!) or to craft some pretty fancy thank you cards for after the wedding. This is a great price!
  • Collage Frames, $10 (regularly $12.99-$26.99): These could be fun bridesmaid gifts if you fill them with some awesome pictures from past to present! This is an awesome price for the $26.99 sizes!!!!
  • Duck Tape, $3.97-$5.97: There is nothing Duck Tape can’t accomplish…nothing.
  • Aquatic Vases, $2.49 (regularly $3.99): These are great for centerpieces with tall flowers…swimming fish optional ūüôā
  • Leather Handle Wicker Laundry Basket, $7.77 (regularly $14.99): Great price! This can hold programs and favors and then be reused after the big day!
  • Value Pack Sheer Bags 24 pack, 15 pack and 12 pack, $3.88 (regularly $5.00): These can be used for favors. If you need multiple packs in a rush, buy now. If you have time to spare and need many…make several trips and use your 50% off coupons on a nonsale day.
  • Harvest Baskets, 30% off: This price should get lower…especially if you are planning for a wedding fall 2013…wait for the drop! These can be used in centerpieces or as flower girl baskets for an autumn wedding.
  • Special Selection of Ribbon, 88 cents (regularly $1.00): These can be used for accenting centerpieces, bouquets, invitations and more…prices may drop lower.
  • Simply Fall Ribbon and Picks, 40% off: These would be great additions to fall decor for an autumn wedding. This includes scarecrows, imitation apples, gourds and more…good price for this fall 2012 but if you are planning for fall 2013…wait for the end of season clearance.

 

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Top Ten Tips for Saving Money on a Wedding!

 

 

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1. Create a budget. The Knot has an awesome budget tool where you can put in your total budget and it allocates how much should be spent in each area. You then can adjust the areas to emphasize which take more priority than others. As you enter amounts, the budget tool automatically adjusts your remaining balance and totals for you. This is a must!

2. Plan ahead! Pick your theme, color and date at least one year ahead. This way you can shop season end clearances for your wedding’s seasonal items AND have time to wait for things to go on sale!

3. Don’t use Save the Dates: You don’t need them! If you want them, they can be fun and cute…but you don’t need them!

4. Make your own invitations: Really beautiful invitations can be made with a simple word processing or scrapbooking software. You can make 100 invitations for under $80 and still have them look customized and beautiful! Embellishments from craft stores and computer graphics can be used to inexpensively design memorable invitations with little experience!

5. Look for favors, shoes and jewelry outside bridal stores. You can usually get these items for almost 75% outside bridal shops because they aren’t tagged as “wedding” but they can still be used perfectly as wedding items. For instance, wine glasses in a favor shop may run $4-$8 a glass. However, you can buy painted wine glasses in your theme for about $1.99 at a non-bridal shop.

6. Check out Craigslist! Many brides sell items they won’t want to keep forever (such as flower girl baskets, aisle runners, extra favors, extra centerpieces, ring bearer pillows) for half the cost. You can also rent centerpieces from former brides!

7. Choose your items and wait for the sale. Everything goes on sale at least once…I am convinced…If you wait for it, it will come.

8. Plan a black and white wedding. This color combination is classy, varies the least and can be found everywhere even beyond bridal shops …which means you save money!

9. Register and use the rewards. Many registries offer incentives such as jewlery discounts, bridal salon discounts and cash back on your total registry purchases (ahem Macys!). Many also give you coupons that will help you save on things such as your honeymoon clothing and wedding jewelry.

10. Delay your honeymoon. Plan it for the off peak season and save some serious dough! Plus it will give you something else to look forward to in the future!

 

And now for a couple of bonus tips!

* Visit bridal shows and expos. The entry is usually free and they are a GREAT opportunity to comparison shop, find inspiration (that you can later adapt to your budget or own handiwork), win prizes and score some exclusive discounts and freebies. Plus…they are fun! Enjoy being bride and soak up the attention and perks!

 

** Have you tried¬†Ebates¬†yet?¬†Ebates¬†is an awesome program where you earn money back in gift cards for things you are buying online! It is free to join and you earn for every purchase you make. There are also special days where you can earn as much as 10% back! You also get special access to coupon codes. Stores such as Nordstroms, Macys, Vistaprint and Jo Ann Fabrics (plus thousands more!) are all included! I used Ebates while Christmas shopping this year and I made an additional $30 on things I was buying anyway! You get to choose your payment options too and receive bonus payments of $5 with any first purchase through¬†Ebates. You don’t need a credit card or anything to join. You just sign up! When you are going to a site to make a purchase, go through¬†Ebates¬†first to search for the store and then continue to the store’s site. It’s that easy. If you are printing your own programs and invitations, you should check out some of their online ink dealers. I get my ink for 55% off through Ebates and their ink supply store partners! You can use the gift cards that you earn to buy gifts for your bridal party or even more things for the wedding! In the bridal planning world, it pays to shop online!

 

Sign up and check out Ebates here!

 

 

 

* Another great site for brides to be is a spot called Wedding Wire. Wedding Wire allows you to research reviews of your vendors, venues, salons and more from real brides in your area! You can search by name or by location. I found this really helpful when researching a salon and our photographer. Check them out here!

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†If you are looking for FREE printables and how-to’s for your wedding, check out the DIY Bride site! This site offers free water bottle labels, booklet templates, wedding clip art and more! Every little bit helps! Plus there are also tutorials on how to make inexpensive items such as tin can luminarias, a list of popular wedding songs, templates for favor boxes and more! I love the wedding coloring book that you can print out for the little kids! Check out the site here!

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Weekly Bridal Deals for Michaels for the Week of July 29th!

This week Michaels has some pretty great coupons available. There is a 20% off coupon for your total purchase including sale items AND it is good all week! WOO HOO! There is also coupons for 40% off collage frames (could be good family and bridesmaid gifts if you personalize and fill them with pics!), 40% off artist sketchbooks and open stock paper (not scrapbook), 40$ off artist canvas and easels and 60% off custom framing design mouldings. Don’t forget your 40% coupon from the edge of your receipt from last week’s purchases! That can be used this week in a separate transaction (only one coupon is allowed per transaction).

 

Here are the best bridal deals at Michaels for the week of July 29th:

 

  • Custom Invitations and Accessorries: Design online and save $25 off any order of $99 or more. You can use this for invites or other personalized touches for your big day!
  • Custom Cards and Calendars: 25% off online. These can be great gifts or used as Thank You cards for later on!
  • Trees: 40% off. These can be used in ceremony and reception decor. They would look great with white lights! Plus you can use your additional 20% off coupon to score extra savings!
  • St. James Collection Frames: 4 for $2 (regularly $1 and up). These can be incorporated into centerpieces or used to create custom printed table numbers!
  • Wall Frames: 30% off plus you can use the 20% off coupon. This is a great price to grab some frames as either gifts or decor!
  • Ashland Jar Candles: 2 for $8. This is a great price! I mention these candle deals almost weekly! These jar candles are great for adding custom color or scent to the theme and color scheme of your wedding. These can be incorporated into centerpieces and guests would love to take them home!
  • Wedding Invitation Kits on Clearance: $9.99. This is an AWESOME price if you find invitations you love! Buy them and check additional stores for extra boxes. You can always return them and find different ones! This is great especially if you are having a spring or summer wedding next year, since these are the closeouts from this past spring and summer!

 

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